There are a multiplicity of clouds services offered at the moment. It’s a bit scary because it would take ages to properly access them now. So this is a relatively incomplete list, but it is enough to get me started.
- Free “generic” Cloud Service
- Drop Box
- Google Drive
- One Drive
- Photo Focused Services
- Google Photo (its free and uses Google Drive)
- Flickr (it can be free)
- Smug Mug (starts at $3/month)
- Adobe/Creative Cloud (starts at $/10)
- DYI Cloud Backup/Archiving
- Back Blaze
- Amazon S3, Glacier
It’s a no brainer to start with a test of the concept on the free services, especial as I already have experience work with all three. Not as a backup oriented services but I have used Drop Box as a way to automatically off load photos from my phone and also exchange big data sets with co-workers, when email struggles to handle the large files. Google Drive I use for blogger photos and as a cloud place to store training material and key documents while I was travelling. One Drive has a bit of a checked history (mainly because Microsoft was changing things a lot for a while there), the service looks nice and stable now.
The last two tiers I will probably leave to evaluate till much later down the track. I need to get comfy with the services I know how to use.